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Oolite is a space sim game, written for OS X in Objective C using Cocoa and OpenGL.

It was written as my response to the withdrawal of Elite - The New Kind from the internet. Although inspired by the work of Christian Pinder, following David Braben and Ian Bell, the work is an independent interpretation and expansion of the original game.

Oolite is designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be modified using simple, free graphics packages and text-editors.

What's New

Version 1.80:

General:

  • Automatic expansion pack installer now available (not all existing expansion packs are available for automatic installation; manual installation still possible as before)
  • New game start screen, including access to a keyboard control summary and a ship specification library
  • New Tutorial option for starting a game, for a basic flight training more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Zedbailey Member IconComment+7
Zedbailey
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Download link doesn't work. Another source to download it?

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Version 1.74.2
Myy'Q Member IconReview+19
Myy'Q
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Amazing rendition of the 80s space opera Elite. I've been playing it for about 3 months now and am blown away by not only rediscovering Elite's gameplay but seeing how Oolite manages to improve on it. The game being almost completely scriptable allows the surprisingly large community around Oolite to extend it with superb graphics, engaging missions, believable environments and even fan fiction to engulf the player, all of that free to download and discover!

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Version 1.74.1
myy'q
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I just updated to 1.75 which adds joystick support--yeay!

myy'q
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Version 1.76 (the new stable version) is available on the home page, the entry here on MacUpdate needs an update.

myy'q
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And now we have version 1.76.1, a bug fix release. Can someone update the entry here on MU please?

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Anonymous
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I played this game on an Acorn electron years ago. it's always been one of my favourites and is still a great game. Thanks for making this version for the Mac and keep up the good work. Haven't had it crash once on me yet, always works fine. :)

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Version 1.55
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+2

This game just keeps getting better and better. Giles has done a lot of hard work improving gameplay and game features. Top job!!!!

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Version 1.5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+1

This game is very buggy. It unexpectedly quits every ten minutes or so. Why anyone would put so much effort into a ripoff game that has that many bugs, I don't know.

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Version 1.4
Aegidian.org (Developer)
+5

Please submit bug reports to me oolite@aegidian.org and say which OS you are running.

I do my best to nail bugs as they are reported, at the expense of sleep and a family life.

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Anonymous
+5

how are you being ripped off, the game is free. don't be mean, don't be unhelpful-- say what is happening exactly and/or give a real review.

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Anonymous
+1

This is where Oolite blasts away into the stratosphere! Awesome stuff...

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Version 1.4
Mini Member IconReview+0
Mini
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I have played Elite on every system imaginable from the early days (BBC B)
to date (g5) and this is THE best version.
If you fancy a multi player, multi format version see
www.vendetta-online.com

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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best game ever!!!!!

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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This gets more and more awesome. By now it must have improved on every aspect of Elite, and although that must be 20 years ago it had a special magic that's unspoiled in Oolite. v1.35 has taken it to a new level with the shipyard and cargo deals, and this is going to keep me awake for a long time. As a space fan, I think this may be the best game on Mac.

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Version 1.35
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Anonymous
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I hate Thargoids. I've hated Thargoids for 20 years, and have never met one.

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Version 1.35
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myy'q
Version 1.75.2
user icon+19
myy'q
Version 1.75
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Details

Downloads 20,526
Version Downloads 147
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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